Edyn, a Fenox Venture Capital portfolio company, launched their new smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically.
The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, to adjust the moisture levels in the soil. If a user wants, they can adjust their irrigation systems via the Edyn smartphone app.
Sold for $69, the Edyn Water Valve weighs less than eight ounces, is solar-powered, Wi-Fi-enabled and fits a standard garden hose. The Edyn system was designed to be small enough for use with a hose that’s connected to a kitchen sink, and a window box garden if desired.
Edyn previously raised seed funding from Fenox Venture Capital, Idea Bulb Ventures,Morningside Group, Indicator ventures, Y Combinator, and was a TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield finalist.
The Edyn Water Valve is the company’s second product since it’s founding, having previously released the Edyn Garden Sensor, a sleek IoT device that uses various sensors to monitor the soil health of customers’ gardens. Edyn’s products are sold at Home Depot stores, and the company will soon be adding its products to new brick-and-mortar retailers, Arumburu said.